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Studies

Veenhoven (2008b): study ZZ 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Comparability of Happiness accross Nations.
Source:
School of Sociology and Social Work Journal no.104, Kwansei Gakuin University, 2008, Kobe, Japan.

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 98 nations, 2000s
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 150000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
0  dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Purchasing power per head Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc) Economic Freedom Political freedom Political freedom in nation
NATION: POLITICS
Personal freedom Private freedom in nations Disparity in incomes Current economic condition of the nation
Income inequality in nation
Discrimination of women Gender inequality (women emancipation) in nation Disparity in happiness Inequality in happiness in nation Tolerance Tolerance in nation Trust in compatriots Tolerance in nation
Trust in fellow-man in nation
Voluntary work Social cohesion in nation Social security Social security in nation Rule of law NATION: JUSTICE Respect of civil rights Human-rights protection in nation Corruption Corruption in nation same language Current cultural conditions the nation 1990s mood (Affect Balance scale) Overall Happiness and Hedonic Affect-level Individualism Individualization in nation
HAPPINESS: DISPERSION OF HAPPINESS
Suicide rates Suicide in nation